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Old 07-03-2012, 08:07   #1
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G17 Gen3 or Gen4?

I am looking to get a G17 in the next few weeks. I have read the stories about the Gen4 both good & not good. I am sure some are break in issues. Which would you get?

Full disclosure: I have owed multiple Glocks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:31   #2
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For a guy with small hands, I like the Gen4. I just bought one $609 OTD in Tampa. I know, I know. I can have one cheaper by about $60 but that's out if you are lucky your LGS has it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:34   #3
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Love my gen 4 g17...

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Old 01-28-2013, 22:22   #4
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i only buy gen 4's. i like the grip better.
but i have to say, if you can find a rtf2 gen 3.5 get it. that is the best glock ive tried. the grip shape feels diferent than my gen 4 with and without 1 backstrap, and the rtf is amazing. some complain its too grippy, but i dont find that.

i may grab one for ipsc shooting.
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Old 01-29-2013, 16:53   #5
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Maybe Im stubborn but I just can't get into the Gen4's. Don't like the way they look or feel compared to the Gen3's. To me it was Glock fixing something that wasn't broken. For me and my tastes, it's the Gen3's all the way.
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Old 02-27-2013, 21:16   #6
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Personally, I cant tell much of a difference in how the shoot. Its a matter of how they feel and look which is the difference IMO.
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Old 02-27-2013, 21:23   #7
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I got my Gen 4 17 for $450 - used, about a year old at the time.

I much perfect the grip to the Gen 3s.


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Old 02-27-2013, 21:40   #8
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I just got a Gen4 G22 and like the grip on it much better than the Gen3.
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Old 02-27-2013, 21:46   #9
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Gen4. Go for it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 14:30   #10
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Gen4 for sure, no wait Gen3. Aw heck get both!
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Old 02-28-2013, 18:36   #11
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I have been spending alot of time at my local gun hangout fondling the Gen4's trying to get into them vs my beloved Gen3's. They are growing on me and it appears that Glock has worked out the bugs on them. I may have break down and pick up a
Gen4 22 or 35. I will just refer to it as the Red Headed step child of the bunch.....lol '
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:30   #12
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I've had a few Gen3 Glocks, a friend has a gen4 G19 he has easily put a few thousands rounds through it with no issue. It will likely be my next gun, unless I get a Sig. I've read here that people have been having issues with these guns, folks that I shoot with have had no issues yet.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:32   #13
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My favorite Glock is my Gen-4 FDE 19. Go with the Gen-4.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:21   #14
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The range guys have done quite a bit of testing on the Gen4s and they are pleased with them. I personally own two Gen4s and I've had no issues with them whatsoever.
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